Spotlight

Andrew McDowell

When a writer’s work is published, it not only goes out into the spotlight, but so does the writer. People who read books are pretty much guaranteed to be interested in learning more about the people who wrote the words, to find out more about the mind behind the stories they become devoted fans of. But the spotlight can be a double-edged sword.

Writers need to use public appearances and speaking in order to help spread the word about their work and build a network with other writers. It’s part of the marketing process. The nice thing about these events and conferences is that a writer can plan ahead to prepare for these events.

On the other hand, sometimes the spotlight can bring about negative feelings. The simple fact is not all people crave or seek the spotlight, especially introverted people like me. It’s especially negative when one hasn’t had…

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About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.
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3 Responses to Spotlight

  1. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. fealtman says:

    Yes, communicating with other writers I consider my greatest resource. But as a wise woman once whispered in my ear, they are unfortunately not always customers. For me too, being quiet and listening is the most comfortable way to go, but alas it is not a productive marketing tool. Who will recognize your self worth if you don’t sometimes speak up?

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